2:186 Subahallah! Allah RESPONDS to the DUA of EVERY Human being!
And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
Bismillah! Al Hamdulillah!
Allah Subahanah says, He respond to the call of His slaves when they call Him. (أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ)
SubhanAllah! This is so amazing news for the mankind.
A certain message from their Creator!
That He RESPONDS to them whenever they call HIM.
And then, He asks them in return, فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي
“You Respond me too”
As if He, Al-Mujeeb, The Responder, approaching them with an attitude like, “Hey, I responded to you when you called me, so now, you respond to my call too please!’
as if, “Hey, I gave you that, you give me this now please!”
What a motivation! What a generosity! What a gentleness! What a kind approach!
He is Al-Azeez, the Almighty, yet He first issued and informed His commitment and confirmed His covenant and only after that He asked the other party to fulfill or do their part now!
This is Al-Kareem, the most gentle,
This is Al-Mannan, The bestower of bounty.
So, now, what Allah, Al-Mujeeb asking for?
“Believe in Me!”
SubhanAllah! This Ayah is the prove that Allah responds to His a’abd (all Human being). Because He is asking them now to believe in Him.
So, who can be asked to believe?
Only those who didn’t believe in Him yet,
the disbeliever! Al-Kafirun! The Kuffar!
So, He, Al-Mujeeb respond to the Dua of the Kuffar too!
He is Al-Kareem! The Most Gentle!
He is Ar-Rahman! The Most Merciful
And then the second issue is, لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
Meaning here, only the believer gets the right path.
If they believe then they will be guided to the right path!
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